Posted June 25, 2012 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Muhannad Bakir has been selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s 18th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. An associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, Dr. Bakir was among 78 engineers between the ages of 30 to 45 who were chosen to take part in this event.
The participants–from industry, academia, and government–were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations and chosen for their exceptional engineering research and technical contributions from approximately 300 applicants. The symposium will be held September 13-15 at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Mich. and will examine serious games, vehicle electrification, climate engineering, and engineering materials for the bioengineering interface.
Prior to joining the ECE faculty in 2010, Dr. Bakir was a research engineer in the Nanotechnology Research Center at Georgia Tech from 2003-2010. His research interests include 3D integrated circuits, sensor-CMOS integration, interconnect technologies, and nanoelectronics. He was also recently chosen for a 2012 DARPA Young Faculty Award (see related article).
About the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is one of eight schools and departments in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top 10 of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Over 2,500 students are enrolled in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, and in the last academic year, 723 degrees were awarded.
Over 110 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research, education, and commercialization – bioengineering, computer systems and software, digital signal processing, electric power, electromagnetics, electronic design and applications, microsystems, optics and photonics, systems and controls, telecommunications, and VLSI systems and digital design.
About the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Business, and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.